738 F.2d 82 (8th Cir. 1984), 84-1686, Little Rock School Dist. v. Pulaski Special School Dist. No. 1

Docket Nº:84-1686.
Citation:738 F.2d 82
Party Name:39 Fed.R.Serv.2d LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT, Appellee, v. PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1, et al., Appellees, and Katherine Knight, individually and as President of the Little Rock Classroom Teachers Association, et al., Appellants.
Case Date:July 06, 1984
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
 
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738 F.2d 82 (8th Cir. 1984)

39 Fed.R.Serv.2d

LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT, Appellee,

v.

PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1, et al., Appellees,

and

Katherine Knight, individually and as President of the

Little Rock Classroom Teachers Association, et

al., Appellants.

No. 84-1686.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

July 6, 1984

        Submitted July 3, 1984.

Page 83

        Richard W. Roachell, Cearley, Mitchell & Roachell, Little Rock, Ark., Robert H. Chanin, Gary L. Sasso, Bredhoff & Kaiser, Washington, D.C., for appellants.

        Phil Neal, Friedman & Koven, Chicago, Ill., Alston Jennings, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, Little Rock, Ark., for appellees.

        Philip E. Kaplan, Kaplan, Brewer & Miller, P.A., John M. Bilheimer, Janet L. Pulliam, Heller, Walker & Torrence, Little Rock, Ark., for appellee Little Rock School Dist.

        House, Wallace & Jewell, P.A., Little Rock, Ark., Philip K. Lyon, Larry C. Wallace, Stephen W. Jones, Joseph H. Purvis, Edward G. Adcock, North Little Rock, Ark., for appellee, North Little Rock School Dist.

        Before ROSS, ARNOLD and JOHN R. GIBSON, Circuit Judges.

        PER CURIAM.

        The Little Rock Classroom Teachers Association, The Pulaski Association of Classroom Teachers, The North Little Rock Classroom Teachers Association, and the Presidents of these organizations appeal from the District Court's denial of their motion for leave to intervene in the remedy phase of this case. A few words on the history of the lawsuit are appropriate to place the present issue in context.

        This case was brought by the Little Rock School District against a number of defendants, including the two other school districts operating in Pulaski County, Arkansas, the Pulaski County Special School District No. 1 and the North Little Rock School District. In brief, the plaintiff contends that schools in Pulaski County, Arkansas, are not completely desegregated, and that the defendant school districts are partially responsible for this condition. The principal request made in the complaint is that the three school districts be combined into one. The District Court has held that the defendants are liable for a presently unconstitutional condition in the schools of Pulaski County. It has set July 30, 1984, as the date for a hearing at which all parties will be allowed to present evidence on the appropriate remedy for this condition....

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